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Mixed Magics (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 5) Paperback – 2 Oct 2000

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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; 1st Collins Edition edition (3 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006755291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006755296
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 370,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“…Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones’s most outrageous plots to her readers’ hopes and fears…”
Publishers Weekly

“Truly magical – guaranteed to leave you gasping – even hotter than Potter”
The Bookseller

“Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two … [she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed.” SFX

About the Author

Diana Wynne Jones spent her childhood in Essex and has been writing fantasy novels for children since 1973. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she has been enthralling children and adults with her work ever since. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children’s Book Award in 1981, and was twice runner-up for the Carnegie Medal. In November 2007 she was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Fantasy Association. She is married with three sons, and lives in Bristol with her husband.


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By A Customer on 12 Jan. 2001
Format: Paperback
I am a huge fan of Diana Wynne Jones' Chrestomanci series and thoroughly enjoyed this book - 'Stealer of Souls' is particularly brilliant. However I do think you'll appreciate the stories more if you are familiar with the characters. Overall I give this 4 rather than 5 stars because I didn't enjoy 'The Sage of Theare' quite so much, although readers who also like DWJ's slightly darker style of writing (I'm thinking here of 'The 8 Days of Luke' and 'Fire and Hemlock') will probably disagree with me. Highly recommended.
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I bought this book shortly after reading the Christomanci series, as i was really wrapped up in the story. I found the short stories amusing, witty and of course they all starred the tall dashing Christomanci! This combination was enough to keep me glued to my chair, and anxiously turning the pages! Although i really enjoyed this book ( i am a great fantasy lover) if you haven't read the other books in the series you definatley will not find it easy to understand the plot, this is why i have only given it 4 stars. If you do purchase this book then, HAPPY READING! and if you don't.... well, your missing out!
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If you've read The Chrestomanci Series this IS the one 2 get it is a continue of all the characters, to see what happens afterwards!
MY REVEIW IS....
IT IS BETTER THAN HARRY POTTER!!!
and all the books I've read get glued to this book you can never put it down and once you've read it you read it again!
2 read this book I strongly recommend you read Charmed Life, The Lives of christopher Chant, The Magicians of Caprona and Witch Week 1st!!!
I feel that Collins has seriously under reveiwed this book on the back cover so don't be put of by it!
BUY THIS BOOK NOW!!!
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slightly disappointing as most short stories are, there is not much to get your teeth into as the stories end just as they get going. Having said that if you like the Chrestomanci series then buy this just to find out more about some of the lesser characters. Don't expect earth shattering plots!
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The only author I have come across with the capacity to addict young readers to reading overnight!
My 13 year old niece, after I had handed a chrestomanci book to her when she was bored, said " why did no one tell me about this writer before? Think of all the books I could have read years ago!"
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